Category: primary cluster

S1 Visit to Stepps Primary

Five of our S1 girls are going to be going to Stepps Primary to speak to P6 and P7.

The girls will be speaking to them about  coming to High School and asking them questions about what they’re looking forward to when they are at High School.

They have also made up some fun activities and games for them to do.  For example, they will give the pupils the chance to write their own timetables, write any questions they want to ask and lots more.

They also decided that they are going to show them their timetable to let them see what a real timetable looks like.

The girls are really excited about sharing their experiences of first year with the pupils and hope that the primary pupils will learn more and feel better about coming to Chryston High School.

Reporters: Ellie, Leia, Robyn, Charlotte and Ellysha

P7 Parents’ Information Evening

img_0317The P7 parents’ will take place on Wednesday 23rd of November.  We are looking forward to welcoming our new parents.  Click on the link to view Transition Newsletter 1. transition-booklet-1_2016

Some of our pupils will be in the social area to meet you including our St Andrew’s Hospice ambassadors and our S1 Enterprise group.  Our pupils would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to browse their stalls.

Chryston HS part of the Smart Choice: German network


Chryston High School has now been named as the first Scottish school on the Goethe Institut’s Smart Choice: German network.

The network recognises the school’s commitment to German as a foreign language and the support that the school offers to our feeder primary schools.

Part of the project involves setting up a digital network which will allow us to strengthen our partnership with our feeder primary schools while promoting the benefits of learning German.

A number of events will also be organised to support primary-secondary transition to give pupils a flavour of what to expect when they come to Chryston High School.  By working more closely with out primary partners, we can help pupils build on their skills and knowledge from primary and ensure that they are ready to continue their language-learning journey into the secondary and beyond

There will be an official launch in January.  For more details, contact Mr Kirk.


GI Glasgow


German Concert with Martina Schwarz

Photo 01-06-2016, 10 35 02

Yesterday’s concert, held in conjunction with the Goethe Institut in Glasgow, was a roaring success.  Over two sessions, P5-7 pupils from our 5 cluster primary schools had the opportunity to take part in an interactive concert in German to reinforce some of the language they have been learning at school.

Pupils sang along to songs, danced the Animal Tango and used props to help their understanding.

Thanks again to the Goethe Institut and Martina Schwarz for helping us to strengthen our transition programme with the primary schools.

More pictures can be found on the Modern Languages’ Twitter feed.

German Concert for Primary Pupils

The Modern Languages Department in collaboration with the Goethe Institut in Glasgow are excited to announce that Martina Schwarz, author of the Learn German with Songs series, will be coming to Chryston High School to offer an interactive concert for primary pupils from our cluster.

The concert will take place on Wednesday 1st June.  See you there!

GI Glasgow

Primary Cluster Health and Wellbeing Event

wellbeingAll 6 schools in the Chryston Cluster; Auchinloch Primary, Chryston High, Chryston Primary, Gartcosh Primary, Glenmanor Primary and Stepps Primary have planned a Health and Wellbeing information event on the evening of 9th March.

The event will be held in            Chryston High School and will start at 7.00pm and is open to parents from all Primaries as well as parents from S1 to S3.

The evening is a chance for you as parents to talk to some of our invited guests who will be able to tell you more about aspects of the Health and Wellbeing Curriculum and how this will impact on your child. In particular you will be able to see resources used to support Relationships Sexual Health and Parenthood education and hear from Susi Cornwell to supported schools across North and South Lanarkshire to introduce this curriculum.

You will also be able to see and speak to professionals about:
•   NSPCC/ChildLine- How we can support our children
•   NLC Catering – who will have lunch and menu information
•   Active Schools – who will be able to talk through after schools sports and sports activities for schools
•   Cook NL/Focus on Food – more information on the Food and Health element of Curriculum for Excellence
•   Information on online safety and how to keep your child safe in this ever changing environment
•   HEALTHY – Learn more about this approach being developed for the Health and Wellbeing Curriculum
•   RSHP – The relationships, sexual health and parenthood information, leaflets and resources used in school.

This is an excellent opportunity to find out more about this area of the curriculum and ask the questions that you may have.

Health and Wellbeing Poster – 9th March